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Few things rattle a perfectly level-headed person more than a slow internet at home – especially when he is working. While this could be a great excuse to pick the phone and give the service provider an earful, the actual problem could, however, be closer home. From where you place your router to careful positioning the antennas, there are several factors that could prevent you from enjoying the best Wi-Fi plans for home.
It might sound tempting to hide an unsightly router and all the ugly wires, bits and bobs that go along with it. But an ill-placed router can slow down internet connectivity and cause a lot of frustration. And that is why our installation technicians insist on placing the router in an open area that is far away from the walls. It should also be placed away from appliances like microwave, cordless phones, etc. so that’s there’s minimal signal interference. Even a fish tank could interfere with wireless signals and slow down the Wi-Fi! If the place chosen does not have a table or flat surface, consider wall mounting it using a mounting bracket. Our technicians will also help you place the antenna correctly to allow better and faster Wi-Fi.
Some routers have multiple antennas to optimize signals. This technology is called MIMO or Multiple In or Multiple Out and is ideal for supporting roving devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. These are used to shape and steer signals effectively to ensure better signals even from a distance. Some routers have two antennas – place one antennas perpendicular to the other to improve signal strength – the direction of the radiation is usually perpendicular to the direction of the antenna. Most home routers have single omnidirectional antennas. They may have multiple emitters placed at different angles to ensure optimal signal strength irrespective of where and how you’ve placed your device. Speak to your installation technicians to know more about the type of antenna used and the direction it should be placed to ensure optimal coverage.
If you have paid for the best Wi-Fi plans for home and don’t really know what’s wrong, it’s probably time to install a new router. Old routers do not support new technology, especially those offering internet speeds over 1000Mbps. You could download firmware to address security issues and improve router performance. Or, you may install third-party firmware to boost router transmission. As for the old router, it could be turned into an access point and use them as signal blasters.
Despite your best efforts, there may be times when the internet is slow. Rather than wasting time looking up for DIY hacks, call us! We will be glad to visit your home and looking into the problems that are affecting speed and connectivity. No wonder, we are believed to have the fastest internet connection in India!